July 23, 2016 4:51 PM ET

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Company Overview of Belkin International, Inc.

Company Overview

Belkin International, Inc. engages in the manufacture of consumer electronics, smart home technologies, safe drinking water delivery systems and solutions, wireless networking products, charging and power products, and accessories for smartphones and tablets. It offers wireless routers, adapters, Wi-Fi range extenders, switches, Wi-Fi cameras with night vision, LED lights, netcams, tablet and keyboard cases, smart phone accessories, mobile accessories, in car products, cables, and education products. The company sells its products through stores, online retailers, commercial resellers, and distributors. Belkin International, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Playa Vista, California.

12045 East Waterfront Drive

Playa Vista, CA 90094

United States

Founded in 1983

Phone:

310-751-5110

Fax:

310-898-1111

Key Executives for Belkin International, Inc.

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 59
Managing Director of Europe Region
Chief Information Officer
Director of Global Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Belkin International, Inc. Key Developments

Uponor Corporation and Belkin International, Inc. Enter into Joint Ventures Agreement

Uponor Corporation and Belkin International, Inc. announced that completed the partnership agreement, announced on 25 May 2016, and formed a joint venture company both in the United States and in Europe. The new joint venture, named Phyn, develops water sensing and conservation technology both for consumers and to the building industry. Uponor will initially invest $15 million in exchange of a 37.5% shareholding in the companies. The investment will impact Uponor’s cash flow in the third quarter 2016 but it has no impact on Uponor’s profit guidance for 2016. Uponor has an option to increase its ownership to 50% at a later stage. As a minority-owned business, the joint venture company will be consolidated into Uponor’s financial accounts using the equity method.

Belkin Launches Air Shield Protective Case for Chromebook

Belkin will debut the Air ShieldTM Protective Case for Chromebook at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, June 26, 2016 to June 29, 2016. The company launched a new protective case for the Chromebook, specifically designed for classroom and student use – the Air Shield. The unique features of the Belkin Air Shield include: Purpose-designed engineering, inside and out, to guard against damage from drops, bumps and impact; An interior shock-absorbing suspension system which centers and positions the device, ensuring that the rugged structural case always stays on while allowing complete access to the Chromebook's ports, keyboard and entire display; Slim deign that makes it an easy fit for backpacks and charging carts; When not in use, side storage feature frees valuable desk space; Universal fit for most 11-inch Chromebooks and compatible laptops and Ultrabooks. The military-grade protection standards of Air Shield – Mil Standard 810G – will fare well in even the most challenging student settings. Tested and certified by independent laboratories, defined by test method IEC 60950, the case is dropped a total of 26 times on each corner, the face and edge and a 1.1lb weight is dropped from more than four feet directly on top of the protected device. This level of testing ensures against screen damage and other costly repairs or replacements.

Belkin Launches USB-C Car Charger + Cable with Power Delivery

Belkin has launched the USB-C Car Charger + Cable with power delivery making it easier to charge smartphones, tablets, wearables and ultrabooks in the car using a universally compatible device. The sturdy, four-foot cable reaches from the power source to passenger seats and hidden power outlets, making it easier to plug in and charge anytime. Key features of the Belkin USB-C Car Charger + Cable: USB-PD (Power Delivery) compatible charger; includes a USB-IF certified USB-C-to-C cable; supports 5V and 9V USB-PD up to 3A, total 27W output; leverages the latest USB-C technology on the move, including the convenient reversible connector; ability to charge 5V/3A-capable smartphones up to 70% faster (than standard 5W chargers) and charge larger devices, such as tablets and ultrabooks using 9V USB-PD output; and compatible with most brands, and supports USB 2.0 data transfer for existing devices. USB-IF certified vendors are becoming the norm, with retail giants like Amazon announcing they will no longer accept third party vendors that are not USB-IF certified. USB certification requires rigorous testing and indication by an emblem on the packaging. Belkin's new USB-C Car Charger + Cable supports faster or higher power outputs on the Google Chromebook Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and on the iPad Pro 12.9" model with separate USB-C to Lightning cable sold by Apple. Also supports other USB-C devices on the market such as the LG G5 at typical charging speeds. The new USB-C Car Charger + Cable is available now (MSRP $44.99) on belkin.com and select retail locations.

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